Champions League comes back to the home of the Champions at Anfield on Tuesday. And Genk from Belgium are the opponents in a reverse fixture to the game at Luminus Arena from two weeks ago which Liverpool won 4-1.
In that game Liverpool mixed around a lot with the starting eleven, resting Trent Alexander-Arnold and gave the chance to both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield, with the ordinary duo of Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum rested.
Jürgen Klopp will have some decisions to take again ahead of Tuesday and he will, of course, have in mind that Liverpool are hosting Manchester City at Anfield five days later.
After the last minute-turnaround against Aston Villa on Saturday, Liverpool kept their six-point lead in the Premier League and the game against Manchester City will one of this season’s absolute belter games.
After the already mentioned game against Aston Villa, a turnaround-win against Tottenham the other weekend and added to that a ten goal thriller against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Liverpool are hoping for an easier route to three points on Tuesday.
A win against Genk will pretty much secure that Liverpool are one of two teams that advance from Group E and especially if Napoli are doing their job according to plan by beating Salzburg.
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Liverpool will hoping to control this game and let it run smoothly to a victory. The feeling is that Liverpool will field quite a strong team, coming out to take early control and rather do some changes and rest some legs when the game is won.
Our first pick for this game is based on that and we back Liverpool Half Time/Full Time at 4/9.
Anfield have become a fortress again and we can’t see Genk come here and upset the European Champions no matter what they might have prepared for this.
Genk lost away to Eupen in the weekend with 2-0 and parks at 8’th in the league at the moment. Coming to Anfield with that form? That won’t be very fun.
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With a Liverpool that comes strongly off the blocks we can see Genk being run over of the red machine and backed from the fans under the floodlights of Anfield, we think that Liverpool have scored at least two goals before half time.
Liverpool Over 1,5 First Half is backed at 5/4.
You could argue that Liverpool are yet to find the final gear and get their game ticking like during periods of last season but to still have managed to win ten of eleven games in the league and two from three in Europe shows the new standard that has been set by this Liverpool side. And with a feeling that there’s even more to come, it’s easy to understand the Anfield faithful that this really could be THAT season.
If you would point out something that could be a bit worrying in the Liverpool team that would be the form of Mo Salah. The Egyptian King has definitely contributed both with the standards he has proved before, everyone is expecting him to pull out ten-rated performances every week.
Instead it’s been Sadio Mané that have stolen the headlines when it comes to the end product and the Senegalese winger was also the man to the rescue in the 94’th minute against Aston Villa when he headed home behind Tom Heaton from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.
With Mo Salah also having problems with an ankle, it wouldn’t surprise if the Egyptian would be the man rested first as soon as the chance is given on Tuesday.
Sadio Mané does also have an amazing record home at Anfield and we can see him enjoying himself on Tuesday. We will back him to Score 2 Or More at 16/5.
This will be a one-sided game and we can expect Liverpool to control this from start to finish. It’s the amazing six-points-margin league leaders from Premier League against and eight placed team from Belgium.
Liverpool won the reverse fixture with 4-1 a couple of weeks ago and they will bag this home with something in style with that.
Alisson Becker is back in the net for Liverpool since a month but is yet to get his first clean sheet, something Liverpool should aim for on Tuesday. It would be perfect timing with Manchester City coming up a few days later as well.
Genk haven’t impressed in the league and bar a 0-0 draw at home to Napoli they’ve been thrashed by both Salzburg and Liverpool already in the Champions League.
The 6-2 loss away to Salzburg could be an indication of what to expect from Genk when they now travel to Merseyside.
Jürgen Klopp has talked a lot during the last couple of days about the crazy fixture list that Liverpool have for the rest of the year and the EFL are even struggling to find a fitting date for Liverpool’s quarter-final against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup and Liverpool have even opened the door for a potential walk over if the EFL can’t come up with a suitable date.
With that in mind, we can underline the importance for Liverpool to get some “easy wins” in this tough period of fixture and that adds to the feeling that we will see a Liverpool team that comes out and kills this off early.
Liverpool Half Time/Full Time, Over 1,5 Goals in the first half and Sadio Mané to be the man that delivers are the bets for this one and hopefully, this can also inspire you or confirm any feelings regarding other bets.
We will probably see Liverpool’s “best” starting eleven with Jürgen Klopp then doing some early changes as soon as the game is won. The only star that could be rested is Mo Salah IF his ankle have swollen up again, something it did after the Tottenham game last weekend.
But bar that, expect a strong Liverpool team that with ease will win this.